RAILWAYS AND ENERGY

The author discusses efforts which can be made to prevent a possible energy crisis in industry with special reference to railway systems. An examination of a railway system shows opportunities to save money and energy by taking over transport work from other carriers. Railway systems are relatively small energy consumers in relation to their transportation work performed. To save energy such a system can either reduce part of its work or take over the work of other carriers with higher specific energy consumption such as trucks over long distances. Work redistribution can also be achieved by taxation of trucks to pay for social and road maintenance costs. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Lundberg, A S
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00301843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM